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Makeup is an important and personal part of most women's lives. Most wouldn't think of sharing it, but it's happening. In fact there's an entire social media page dedicated to it called Makeup Exchange, a page on Reddit dedicated to swapping out your makeup with other glam girls.

But not everyone thinks it's that glamorous. It is a way to save money though, but at what cost?

Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist, says buyer beware.

"To do it in a random way with people that you don't know," she says. "You don't know if they have any eye conditions if they have an infection. For the face I'm not as concerned. But anything that involves the eye I think you have to be so careful."

The Makeup Exchange does suggest that customers sanitize their used products before sending them out. Still, we were hard pressed to find a woman who would swap out their Nars bronzer for other used goods.

Dr. Day says if you do decide to use the exchange it's best to sanitize the makeup you get in the swap yourself.

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